The University formerly known as
was established in 1970 in the capital city of
Madhya Pradesh. In 1988, it was
rechristened as the Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya, in the living memory of the great freedom
fighter, Prof. Barkatullah belonged to
The University campus, covering an
area of approx. 360 acres of land, is located along Jabalpur-Jaipur National
highway(NH-12) at a distance of about 3 kms. From the Habibganj Railway Station .The
University complex includes Administrative Block, Library Block, Life sciences Block, Law
Block, Humanities Block, social science Block, Physics Block, Applied Geology Block,
Hostel Building, Guest House, Institute of Open and Distance Education, Post office, a
branch of the State Bank of India, Printing press, faculty club, Institute of Management
Building, Department of Pharmacy and University Institute of Technology.
The territorial jurisdiction of the
university extends to the eight districts of
Bhopal, Sehore , Vidisha , Raisen , Hoshangabad, Harda , Betul, and Rajgrah.
There are more than one hundred seventy colleges affiliated to the University. There is
one Engineering college two college of education, a Technical Teachers Training Institute,
a Ayurvedic , Unani, Physiotherapy and homeopathic college affiliated to this University.
The University covers almost a
full spectrum of
higher education, offering courses in its affiliated colleges and the teaching departments
in the faculties of Arts, Social Science, Science, Life Science, Home Science, Medicine,
Commerce and Business Management, Law, Engineering, Education and Technical Education. The Chakravarty Rajagopalachari Institute of Management (CRIM) provides full-time course
in Business Management and the
Open and Distance Learning, the only Institute
of its kind in the State, provides undergraduate and diploma courses through
The major emphasis of the University
teaching departments is on interdisciplinary teaching and research. These teaching
departments follow the annual semester system of teaching and examination, and make
provision for such postgraduate courses, which are by and large, not provided a grant to
establish a Women's Studies Centre in the Department of Sociology and have provided
Special Assistance to departments of Microbiology and Physics under the SAP and COSIST.
The University has established the
following cells/units for specific activities in their respective fields:
Three boys and a girl's
hostel are situated at the campus. Application forms for
admission to hostel are available. The students may contact the
Chief Warden boys Hostel Dr. S.K.Khatik, Department of Commerce and Girls Hostel Warden
are Dr. Mona Purohit , Dept. of Leagal Studies and research, Dr. Anshuja Tiwari
Department of Commerce. For Phone No. please click
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, sponsors the N S S. It
is based on voluntary social service and aims at personality development through community
service. N S S volunteers undertake activities like literacy-drive, health care and
immunization, environment improvement projects, tree-plantation, contribution to NSS
Book-Bank, etc. For further details contact
Prof. Anand Saxena,N S S Programme Coordinator.
D S W is the officer responsible for helping and counseling students to facilitate
them to obtain various information and interact on their behalf with various university
authorities. He is the student interface of the university. He is helpful in promoting the
culture, social and corporate life of student at the campus.
Vinay Shrivastava is DSW.
Dean college development council office facilitate affiliated
colleges in their faculty appointment and forwarding UGC proposal.
Dr.K.N.Tripathi is DCDC for the University.
The Department of Psychology is running this center since 1990-91session. The
center extends a variety of help to the student and others ion solving their personal
problems. The Center's Director, A counselor is available for consultation every Saturday
from 11 AM to 1PM.
The University has a minority coaching and guidance cell
which provides coaching facilities to the students of minority communities for various
competitive examinations. Dr. Tariq Zafar is
Minority Cell .
Center was established in 1990. It is equipped with AST Manhattan Server, IBM RS6000 Unix
Server, Motorola 68030 machines and a number of intelligent nodes under LAN environment.
The center is providing facility for computation and data processing to the university and
teaching departments. It is Headed by Dr.
Amit Dutta (In charge)
The University has well established library comprising of nearly 75000
books, 5703 thesis, 3000 Research magazine and 60 Sanskrit MSS.
The Library subscribes 15 daily news and 12 weeklies, several
monthly magazines and some journals. The library has good collection
of rare reference and text books covering all major discipline Prof. In charge is Dr. Gautam Gyanendra .
The press was established in the year 1981 with financial assistance of the State
Govt. and UGC. The Press is functioning as a service department of
The university science Instrument Centre has been established in the
university to provide central facility of major equipment and service for maintenance of
equipment in the University. It has a well-equipped mechanical workshop. Glass blowing and
electronics workshop are being established in the premises. The facilities are available
to the nearby Institutions. Training in instrumentation to teachers, research students
technicians etc. is proposed to be given in near future .
Neeraj Gour is Head of USIC
The ardent need of
the hour is "Peace" -
to live and let live". The way to achieve it lies in adopting the sublime principles
of Buddhism which stand for the welfare of many and for the happiness of many.
Looking in to the importance
of Buddhism, a Buddhist centre in the University has been
established. The centre has successfully organised a two-days National
Seminar on Buddhism on 29-30 March,2006. The centre is determined to achieve the following
To carry out teaching, research and publication
relating to Buddhism
To organise seminars/workshop/ on Buddhism
To popularise the Buddhist Philosophy and its
Peace agenda in the society
To deal with the challenges of conflict,
intolerance, violence, and individualism
To promote nationalism and we-feeling
Centre for Buddhist Studies is being
run under the supervision of Dr. K. B. Panda, Professor and Head, Department of
Comparative Language and Culture.
Rajiv Gandhi Chair- The
prestigious chair was established in the year 2006 under the
guidelines of UGC and MHRD. Prof .S.N.Choudhary is the Director of
Equal opportunity cell- The
cell was established by the University to address the issues related
to SC,ST,OBC Minority, and Physically Challenged on a
Women Studies Department
Women’s Studies Department,
Barkatullah University, Bhopal deals with the teaching, training,
research, documentation on women related issues with the aim of
women empowerment. It is the first Department of Women’s Studies in
the whole Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh State. WSD has been
established by the University Grants Commission in the University to
promote teaching, training, research, Dissemination, Publication,
Extension activities, Documentation, Gender sensitization, Advocacy
and networking at the local and national level on women related
issues with the aim of Women Empowerment on various perspectives of
women ensuring further mainstreaming in the process of Women’s
Empowerment and Development. Strong focus of the department is on
empowerment of tribal and marginalized women.